Within the hour, Deadline had their own version of the story: that Soderbergh was indeed ending his retirement, but the film in question was titled Logan Lucky instead of Hillbilly Heist (thank God), and while Tatum was part of the package, Damon was not; Magic Mike’s co-star, per Deadline, will be Michael Shannon. Variety subsequently updated their story to reflect these corrections; The Hollywood Reporter confirmed, though their own sources, Tatum’s involvement (but not Shannon’s), while carefully noting, “It is also unclear whether Soderbergh intends to direct or produce the movie.”
So, who knows? Soderbergh hasn’t directly contradicted the corrected versions of the story, but ran out the evening with jabs at entertainment press:
Anyway, until we know more, let’s all just go watch Out of Sight and Schizopolis and The Limey a few more times.